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“Great for young ones” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Donley's Wild West Town

Donley's Wild West Town
8512 South Union Road, Union, IL 60180
815-923-9000
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Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Union
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Wauconda, Illinois
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“Great for young ones”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We visited on a pleasant day in August with our twin 3 1/2 year olds along with some friends who have twin 3 year olds and a 5 year old. The activities were great for the pre-school and early elementary school aged kids. There were several short rides, including a very tame (though bone jarring if you are lucky enough to be the adult to accompany the too-short-to-ride-by-themselves kids) roller coaster, a ground level log flume, pony rides, hand carts, and a train. None of it would be very exciting to those over around 8, but for this age, it was just right. There are several games as well. They are all included with the price of admission. Technically, you are given a limit as you have a punch card for all of them, but between the kids' tickets and the adults' tickets, the kids for all intents and purposes had unlimited rides. The Wild West show is cute and very child appropriate, including a safety talk about guns before hand by the sheriff. The food at the Steakhouse is fine, though nothing to race to Union to grab.

Visited August 2012
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“food and fun for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Stayed at KOA next door and went to eat at the restaraunt/steakhouse/saloon/ The xowboy ribeye was excellent as was the pork chop. The decor was fabulous. The place is filled with couboy and indian memorabilia and also movie memorabilia. Srop by and enjoy the nostalgia..

Visited July 2012
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“Food and park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Interesting amusement park. Enjoyed with our grandkids. To top it off we ate at the Steakhouse. Food was great and reasonably priced.

Visited June 2012
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“Family Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My kids are 1, 6, 7, 11 and 13 and they all had so much fun, even my husband and I enjoyed the day. So much AFFORDABLE family fun, everything is included and that doesn't happen often. Games, rides, petting zoo, pony rides, archery range, shooting range and pan for gold to name a few. Can't wait to go back!

Visited July 2012
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“A great time for the kiddos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My two kids, ages 3 and 6, really enjoyed their day at Donley's Wild West Town on Saturday.

The Wild West Town had a cute "Wild West Show" full of schtick and loud popping noises which delighted young audience members. Infants, however, didn't appreciate it so much.

Children have lots of options at this park, and they can actually touch and play with stuff. Archery, slingshots and panning for gold are just a few examples.

My 3 y.o. was beside himself when the little train rolled by. And when he got to actually *touch* the railroad tracks.

My 6 y.o. really liked trying archery, slingshots and kid-powered hand carts. We even got her a little archery set in the gift shop to take home because she liked it so much.

We found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. Prices are very reasonable.

We will go back again. And if my kids had their way we'd do it every weekend.

Be sure to check their website for coupons, etc.

Visited July 2012
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